Summary

for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
at UCLA
study started
estimated completion
Janet Tomiyama(ucla)

Description

Summary

The aim of this study is to test the effects of a digital meditation intervention in a sample of UCLA employees who report mild to moderate stress. We will randomize University of California Los Angeles employees to either 8-weeks of a digital meditation intervention (using the commercially available application Headspace) or a waitlist control condition.

Official Title

The Impact of 8 Weeks of a Digital Meditation Application on Stress-Induced Eating

Details

The aim of this study is to test the effects of a digital meditation intervention in a sample of UCLA employees who report mild to moderate stress. UCLA employees will be randomized to either 8-weeks of a digital meditation intervention (using the commercially available application Headspace) or a waitlist control condition.

Participants who are assigned to the intervention group will be asked to download and use the Headspace mobile application for at least 10 minutes per day for 8 weeks. All participants will be asked to fill out short (no longer than 25 minutes) questionnaires at baseline, week 4, week 8 (post intervention), and a 4-month follow up period. Among participants who are randomized to the digital meditation intervention, they will also take part in a 1-year follow up. All activities will take place online (via computer or smartphone).

Prior to randomization, participants will complete an eligibility screening and complete the baseline questionnaire battery. The entirety of the study is digital and there are no in-person assessments. Adherence will be tracked remotely. The goal is to recruit as many as 1000 participants (500 per condition).

Keywords

Stress-induced Eating Meditation

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Have access to a smartphone or computer everyday
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are a University of California, Los Angeles employee
  • Report mild to moderate levels of stress
  • Consent: demonstrate understanding of the study and willingness to participate as evidenced by voluntary informed consent and has received a signed and dated copy of the informed consent
  • Are at least 18 years of age

You CAN'T join if...

  • You may not join if you are an experienced meditator or have participated in a formal meditation practice in the last 6 months (defined as once or more per week for a duration of 20 minutes or more at each practice)

Location

  • University of California, Los Angeles accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90024 United States

Lead Scientist

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Los Angeles
ID
NCT03707197
Study Type
Interventional
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